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Managing Imitation Strategies (English Edition) de [Schnaars, Steven P.]
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Edwin Mansfield Director, Center for Economics and Technology, University of Pennsylvania Imitation is a vitally important -- and frequently underestimated and misunderstood -- part of the process of technological change. This book should be of interest and value to many managers here and abroad.

David A. Aaker J. Gary Shansby Professor of Marketing Strategy, University of California at Berkeley, Author of "Managing Brand Equity" Backed by 28 fascinating case studies, Schnaars provides insights into how imitations can win and why pioneers falter. The book advances our knowledge of a key element of business strategy -- the timing of the entry into the business arena.

Theodore Levitt Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, Harvard University Author of "The Marketing Imagination" A terrific book -- full of solid stuff for people with real responsibilities in the world as it really is.

Philip Kotler S.C. Johnson & Son Distinguished Professor of International Marketing, Northwestern University, Co-author of "Marketing Places" Demonstrates that imitation can be a winning strategy...a valuable contribution to the marketing strategy literature.

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Pioneers -- those innovative "first movers" who enter markets before competitors - are often deified as engines of economic growth while imitators are generally scorned as copycats and shameful followers. But who most often wins? Drawing on seven years of research, Steven Schnaars documents that, in sharp contrast to conventional beliefs, imitators commonly surpass pioneers as market leaders and attain the greatest financial rewards.

How do they do it? In this ground-breaking book -- the first to formulate imitation strategies for managers -- Schnaars systematically examines 28 detailed case histories, from light beer to commercial jet liners, in which imitators such as Anheuser-Busch and Boeing prevailed over pioneers. He describes the marketing wars, court battles, and even personal vendettas that often resulted, and shows that imitators have several clear advantages. Pioneers are forced to spend heavily on both product and market development. They also risk making costly mistakes. Pioneers often aid in their own destruction, thrown into confusion by rapid growth, internal bickering, and the neverending search for expansion capital.

Moreover, imitators do not have to risk expensive start-up costs or pursuing a market that does not exist, enabling them to quickly outmaneuver pioneers once the market is finally shaped. By patiently waiting on the sidelines while the innovator makes the mistakes, imitatorscan also usurp benefits from the test of time -- major defects in the product having been removed by the pioneer at an earlier stage in the game.

Schnaars discusses the three basic strategies that successful imitators such as Microsoft, American Express, and Pepsi have used to dominate markets pioneered by others. First, some imitators sell lower-priced, generic versions of the pioneer's product once it becomes popular, as Bic did with ballpoint pens. Second, some firms imitate and improve upon the pioneer's product; for example, WordPerfect in the case of word processing software. Third, building on their capital, distribution, and marketing advantages that smaller pioneers cannot hope to match, imitators use the most prevalent strategy of all -- bullying their way into a pioneer's market on sheer power. In several cases a one-two-punch, or combination of strategies, is often utilized by the imitator to remove any doubt regarding their dominance in the market and in the eyes of the public.

Schnaars concludes that the benefits of pioneering have been oversold, and that imitation compels recognition as a legitimate marketing strategy. It should be as much a part of a company's strategic arsenal as strategies for innovation.

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The question of why some companies innovate and prosper, becoming industry giants while others innovate and then watch the creation gobbled up to add profits to an existing larger firm has been answered in Professor Schnaars' book.
Most other books that deal with the innovation/imitation questions have a strong emotional bias toward innovation as the preferred task. It simply bothers them not to put a GeeWhiz flair to their writings. While everyone respects the inventor, it is the organization that gets the working and consistent product to the final customer that creates the value.
Unlike the GeeWhiz books, Professor Schnaars give a brief overview of the other studies of innovation and imitation strategies and then presents 28 cases of pre-empted innovators ranging from ball point pens to paperback books. In these cases, he shows the weaknesses of first movers, the range of mistakes and misfortunes that can put the innovator in a weaker position to the imitator.
Like his book Megamistakes, there is little chortling over the mistakes of the failed efforts. He does not cast them as fools who failed to keep some list, some Schnaars' Fifteen Rules of Innovators (there is some discussion at the end of the book on strategy, but no guarantees), he demonstrates that the first mover, the innovator, is in a very weak position and that it takes good fortune, good management and good market position to grab that industry leader position and hold it.
The book has been invaluable in my work in the electronics industry. I have been able to resist the siren call of promising, but weak, investments in firms that had "the" new product. From Professor Schnaars' work, I knew that even if the product worked, there was guarantee that the firm could keep the profit from the great idea.
Anyone looking to invest or work with firms building their future on innovation should read this book. It will pull the rose-tinted glasses and blinders off your face. At less then $30, Professor Schnaars has not priced this book to its value, the insights are worth thousands to those willing to listen.
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